In the summer of 2010, Brandon Stanton, a photographer based out of New York City, began what he refers to as, “an ambitious project to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City.” This project evolved into Humans of New York (HONY), an amazing online collection of quotes and short stories paired with portraits of New Yorkers. This catalogue is a daily glimpse into the lives of strangers in New York City.
We, at the Northsider think this concept is pretty cool and that it builds community. We decided to borrow that idea, build on it, and make it our own. So, welcome to the “People of Northside” where each month we will feature different members of our eclectic neighborhood to remind you why you call Northside home. [...]